Maintenance of the district heating scheme

Maintenance of the district heating scheme

This contract requires planned preventative maintenance to be carried out on the heating and hot water installations within the domestic dwellings that are managed and maintained by Nottingham City Homes.

UK-Nottingham: District heating

2012/S 238-392636

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Nottingham City Homes
Beechdale Court Offices, Beechdale Road
Contact point(s): Eunice Walker
NG8 3LH Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1158762090
E-mail: procurement.team@nottinghamcityhomes.org.uk
Fax: +44 1158762092

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Maintenance of the district heating scheme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKF14
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
District heating. Heating-plant repair and maintenance work. Nottingham City Homes Ltd is the arms length management organisation of Nottingham City Council and has responsibility for the management and maintenance 29 000 unit of housing stock. This contract requires planned preventative maintenance to be carried out on the heating and hot water installations within the domestic dwellings that are managed and maintained by Nottingham City Homes. The contract will commence 1.4.2013 for a period of 4 years with annual performance reviews.
Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.
The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your response manager and add the following access code: 25M2KH863F. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 15.1.2013 (13:00). Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.
If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call +44 8452707050 or e-mail helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09323000, 45259300

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Details of any deposits, guarantees or bonds required by the Contracting Authority will be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details of any financial conditions and payment arrangements will be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Consortium bids must state in their documents that the bidding members are a consortium. Nottingham City Homes reserves the right to require a lead consultant to undertake primary contarcting liability or to require that one or more parties are jointly and severally liable.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Applicants who satisfy any of the criteria for rejection as set out in Regulation 23(1), Public Contracts regulations 2006 shall be treated as ineligable. Applicants may be requested to provide such evidence as is reasonably necessary to allow Nottingham City Homes members to establish that the afore mentioned criteria do not apply to them.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Applicants will be required to complete the tender documentation consistent with Directive 2004/18/EC. A short list will be drawn from the suitable applicants from which the successful service provider or providers will be selected. Any potential service provider should note that no cost reimbursement will be considered for work carried out prior to appointment. The tender documents are available at I.1 and must be uploaded to the portal stipulated in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Applicants must have a minimum turnover of 300 000 per annum.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given:
— Where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority,
— Where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator.
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(g) For public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
Applicants will be required to complete tender documents consistent with Directive 2004/18/EC. A short list will be drawn from the suitable applications and asked to provide a price based tender from which the successful service provider will be selected. Any potential service provider should note that no cost reimbursement will be considered for work carried out prior to appointment. The documents are available at I.1 and must be returned as stipulated in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

Price. Weighting 50

Quality. Weighting 50

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
NCH0040
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 14.1.2013 – 13:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
15.1.2013 – 13:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 15.1.2013 – 13:30
Place:

14 Hounds Gate, NG1 7BA Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised personnel.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. GO Reference: GO-2012126-PRO-4437753.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Nottingham City Homes will incorporate a standstill period, following award of the contract. The period shall commence on the day following award notification, and shall be in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, and all amendments and directives. At present the standstill period shall be no less than 10 calendar days.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
6.12.2012

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